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    Default CoTH what have you done to me?

    I was just reading Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken. A paragraph began "Louie was aghast" and for a second I thought, surely she meant to say "Louie was aghasted" Oh dear. I obviously spend way too much time here.
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    Hehehehe, I've said that one in real life, tongue in cheek, without realizing its a cothism, and I'd just confuse everyone around me.
    (A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
    (he does listen!)



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    It's funny how words travel. I started using "aghasted" to my boss - she's a trainer but never reads COTH. Now it is a common barn word. The worst part is when you go back out into the real world and speak with COTHisms and barn talk (ie "I lessoned on Saturday.") and everyone looks at you like you are truly uneducated.



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    My family and friends have all been saying, "Where's the Fruitbat?" for a long time now.
    I loff my Quarter horse clique

    I kill threads dead!



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    I think "aghast" is the word. I don't think "aghasted" is correct.
    COTH certainly had my mind in the gutter when I saw an article on the Bloodhorse website with the title "Canoe Controversy" ( it was referring to the dead heat in the Travers and how they would paint the canoe in the owners colors, they ended up having 2 canoes..).



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    I'm aghasted at your lack of COTH lingo, Sky.

    Smack me in the ass with a dead cactus sort of aghasted!
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    No, aghasted is purely a COTHism. It's for when you're more than aghast.

    Alas, Mr Chocomare and I now use "Canoeing" too as a code word
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- "When they try to tell you these are your Golden years, don't believe 'em.... It's rust."



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    that's nothing.........i have the conversations using COTHisms in my head!...........no one around me is horsey, and have a special needs foster child/man living here for the past 10 yrs, and last year took in my ailing, demented mother.....so, there isn't ANY sort of normal conversations here, so i just have them with myself, in my head....................i'd most likely be committed if i spoke much of it out loud......"DAMN, those cats are canoeing AGAIN, gotta get them trapped and fixed!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    No, aghasted is purely a COTHism. It's for when you're more than aghast.

    Alas, Mr Chocomare and I now use "Canoeing" too as a code word
    Last weekend while at the movie theater waiting for our movie to start, I overheard some outdoorsy types talking and I turned to Dr Mr G and said "I cannot BELIEVE those people are talking about KAYAKING in PUBLIC!!!"

    He just looked at me and said "Honey, you're spending too much time on call"
    Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
    Sam: A job? Does it pay?
    Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
    Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.



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    I still laugh about how the canoeing thread ended up under "Other Olympic Sports"

    And I always say OMGiH
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrudoc View Post
    I'm aghasted at your lack of COTH lingo, Sky.

    Smack me in the ass with a dead cactus sort of aghasted!
    I am aghasted that you can't get that one right: Asswhacked with a dead cactus!

    yeah, watersports...those vessels will never look the same ever again.

    But in all fairness, the Olympic sports was the OT forum...
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post

    But in all fairness, the Olympic sports was the OT forum...
    yes, and once I realized that, I simply could NOT avoid bumping it with my (imho) epic post of "Is canoeing an Olympic sport"? I was devastated and needed counselling when the mods deleted my post
    Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
    Sam: A job? Does it pay?
    Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
    Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.



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    I once posted "This it be right" on facebook in reference to something that finally worked out in my life and a dear maternal figure in my life chewed me out for my poor English.

    I tried to explain Willem but then I realized I just sounded crazy so... I gave up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaideux View Post
    I once posted "This it be right" on facebook in reference to something that finally worked out in my life and a dear maternal figure in my life chewed me out for my poor English.

    I tried to explain Willem but then I realized I just sounded crazy so... I gave up.
    I just allow everyone to think I picked up OMGiH while I lived in Germany Willem is too special to try to explain to people
    Holy crap, how does Darwin keep missing you? ~Lauruffian



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    I was at a party where there was a crudite tray.

    I said, Oh I LOFF karroten.

    Yes, people thought I was a little off.

    And I have to ask, did asshat originate here?

    I've been hearing it in non-horsey places, but only recenly. Never heard it vefore COTH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaideux View Post
    I once posted "This it be right" on facebook in reference to something that finally worked out in my life and a dear maternal figure in my life chewed me out for my poor English.

    I tried to explain Willem but then I realized I just sounded crazy so... I gave up.
    Yes, because explaining a talking horse makes you sound oh so sane.
    http://www.tbhsa.com/index.html

    Originally Posted by JSwan
    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MyGiantPony View Post
    Yes, because explaining a talking horse makes you sound oh so sane.
    It worked for Mister Ed
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I have also wondered briefly if the people using the phrase asshat outside of coth have been coth users :-) :-) though it wouldn't surprise me if that was a British-ism, being delightfully illustrative in nature.

    I was flicking through the tv the other night, in a post-operative Haze, and saw "chronicles of.... " on the tv guide channel. I nearly squealed, thinking perhaps there was a coth channel on cable now. Then I saw "... Narnia"
    (A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
    (he does listen!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by bits619 View Post

    I was flicking through the tv the other night, in a post-operative Haze, and saw "chronicles of.... " on the tv guide channel. I nearly squealed, thinking perhaps there was a coth channel on cable now. Then I saw "... Narnia"
    LOL, now THAT is bad!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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